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Sorry op if guy took offense. I know a few amputees that would actually laugh and agree if you said that to them. People should stop getting offended so easily.

I just wonder what it was exactly that cost an arm and a leg? I think that knowing this will determine if your use of that idiom is appropriate or not.

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Well that doesn't seem right but I'm sure he understood

You gotta be careful what you say around veterans. Someone made a joke with my dad, I don't remember what is was, but something in the joke gave him a flashback that he had nightmares about for a week after. The person didn't know it would give him a flashback but things happen. Make sure to choose your words carefully.

That was a very bad use of an idiom.

I can see how that could be an accident, but dude, check what you say before you say it

Are your arms and legs fine.. Coz if i were him i would have amputed you too !!

Giving that it says it was the veteran who is a double amputee in the FML. I'm guessing it was the veteran, not OP, who is a double amputee.

I think #4 meant after OP's conversation with the veteran. Because if he was in the veteran's place, he wouldn't let OP go without losing a leg or an arm apparently.

I just wonder what it was exactly that cost an arm and a leg? I think that knowing this will determine if your use of that idiom is appropriate or not.

I wonder that all the time as well. The way it's put, it sounds like it's worth a hell of a lot of money. Like just going to an open house and say "hmm, how about I give you my left arm, my right leg, and my big toe?" SOLD

Sorry op if guy took offense. I know a few amputees that would actually laugh and agree if you said that to them. People should stop getting offended so easily.

Most Vets would laugh. His buddies probably give a way harder time than you did.

Well, I think it was more of a worry that he MIGHT have been offended

Seems a little ridiculous that a guy has to lose two limbs and isn't even allowed to get upset about people being insensitive about it.

Cmon man, you must've known even as u were saying it what u were doing

Hopefully he had a sence of humour, but you kinda deserve it for not holding your tongue. Sometimes you need to check and see if what you're about to say is appropriate!

man I cant STAND these jokes, I dont have a LEG to stand on

Did you even fucking try?

Saying "it cost an arm and a leg" isn't a joke, its a hyperbole.

Hyperbole is often a joke. Checkmate.

I hope he was understanding. It's a really common idiom and as I'm assuming your small talk with him was kind he should have understood that you weren't making a jab at his unfortunate situation. People need to stop getting offended so easily nowadays and realize not everything said is a word against them. Accidents happen OP.